Scope of Practice
I am a Consultant Anaesthetist at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. I graduated with Distinction from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2007 and commenced practice in anaesthesia in 2010. I undertook postgraduate training in anaesthesia in London and the South Coast before moving to Nottingham. I was awarded the MacIntosh Medal from the Royal College of Anaesthetists when I obtained Fellowship of the College in 2013.
I undertake regular clinical sessions in neuroanaesthesia, anaesthesia for emergency and trauma surgery, interventional radiology and hand surgery. I am an experienced teacher of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthetic techniques.
In addition to my regular clinical sessions above I provide flexible day-time cover for adult elective colorectal, hepato-biliary, upper gastrointestinal, vascular, urology and gynaecology surgery.
As part of my on-call duties I provide emergency care to critically ill patients requiring resuscitation, sedation or high acuity care around the hospital. My clinical training encompassed all anaesthetic subspecialties, although I no longer practice in cardiothoracic, obstetric or neonatal anaesthesia, chronic pain or intensive care medicine.
I am my departmental lead for Mortality and Morbidity review.
Registration and indemnification
I am registered with a license to practice on the General Medical Council Specialist Register (GMC Reference 6159558). I am a GMC-recognised trainer. I am a member of the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS Reference M241150).
Fellow, Royal College of Anaesthetists
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Member, Association of Anaesthetists
Member, Regional Anaesthesia UK
Member, Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Member, Anaesthetic Research Society
Member, Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Dr David Hewson
David Hewson is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. Alongside his active clinical and research practice he provides medicolegal reports as an expert witness in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine..
2020 Doctorate in Medicine, University of Nottingham
2014 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy
2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, University of Edinburgh
2013 Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists
2010 Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons (London)
2007 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, King's College London
2004 Bachelor of Science, King's College London